Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse brings noted historian and lecturer Richard Hutto to the bookstore tonight at 7:30 p.m. as he reads from his new book, “A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia.”
The book tells the true tale of a man named Chester Burge who was charged with the murder of his wife in Macon.
“[A]nd when the trial finally began, the sweet Southern town of Macon witnessed a story of epic proportions: a tale of white columned mansions, an insane asylum, and a volatile mix of taboo interracial relationships and homosexuality,” states a press release about the book.
What makes this story so noteworthy, especially to gay readers, is the trial contains the first documentation of a black man disclosing during he had a sexual relationship with a white man.
And while Burge was eventually cleared of the murder charges, he was charged with sodomy.
Richard Hutto reading
Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse
991 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA. 30309